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Redskins Hold Fan Forum To Address Stadium Experience; Allen Dishes On New Facility Plans

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15

The Redskins last week at FedExField held a fan forum "featuring about a hundred fans and a host of top team officials," and given an open mic and the ears of the team’s front office, fans "took advantage," according to Dan Steinberg of the WASHINGTON POST. Execs on hand included Presiden...

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Hornets Launch MKG All-Defense Campaign

Hornets F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is a candidate for the NBA's all-defensive team, and the franchise has created a PR campaign for him in which he is the "chief defense officer" of a fictional company called MKG Security, according to Erik Spanberg of the CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL. The campaign ...

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Mets Draw Higher Secondary Price Than Yankees

In N.Y., Jay Schreiber reports Mets' tickets "seem to be more in demand at the moment" than Yankees tickets on the secondary market. As of Thursday, the average ticket price for Yankee home games this season on TiqIQ was $101.43, a 27.2% "drop from the same point" in '14. TiqIQ said that the average ...

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Franchise Notes

In L.A., Bill Plaschke writes the Clippers' "lack of a clear home-court advantage in some big games is the fault not of Clippers fans, but of Clippers team officials, whose consistent and substantial ticket price increases are threatening to turn Lob City into Lame City." Next season, the "best Clip ...

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Reds See Ticket Sales Spike From All-Star Game

The Reds are on track to "set a Great American Ball Park record" for season-ticket sales, "thanks in large part" to hosting this year's All-Star Game, according to Steve Watkins of the CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER. The Reds are "tracking to sell the full-season equivalent of just more than 16,000 sea ...

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Ravens' Bisciotti Addresses Domestic Violence

Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti said that he is "embarrassed that his team and the NFL placed domestic violence on the same level as all of the other off-field infractions," according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. The Ravens dealt with the fallout of the Ray Rice situation throughout the '14 season, ...

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Bucks Unveil New Color Scheme, Logo

The Bucks last night announced a "change in the franchise's color scheme and briefly displayed these three colors on the BMO Harris Bradley Center scoreboard: green, blue and cream," according to Charles Gardner of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Unveiling the new color scheme during halftime of la ...

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Sharks Name AHL Team Barracuda

The Sharks' farm team "soon arriving in Silicon Valley" as part of the AHL's new Pacific Division will be called the San Jose Barracuda, according to sources cited by Nathan Donato-Weinstein of the SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL. The sources said that the moniker "follows a multi-year 'presenting s ...

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Franchise Notes

ESPN’s Bill Simmons said the Knicks are "screwed for as long as James Dolan is the owner." The team currently has the worst record in the NBA at 14-61. Simmons: "I just think they have no chance.” ESPN’s Ryen Russillo said there is a "chance" the Knicks could compete in the Eastern ...

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Manfred Defends Mets Ownership, Payroll

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred yesterday in a "spirited defense" of Mets ownership "questioned the fairness of criticism about the team's sagging payroll in the wake of the Bernie Madoff financial scandal," according to Marc Carig of NEWSDAY. Manfred also referred to Mets co-Owner Fred Wilpon as a "vi ...

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Sources: Knicks' Front Office Expects Changes

Members of the Knicks' front office have been expecting President Phil Jackson to "make changes for a while now," and some are  just “'waiting for the other shoe to drop' when it comes to the possibility of Jackson reshaping the organization's management team," according to sources c ...

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